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Eating in America by Waverly Root and Richard de Rochemont (1976)
Pure Pleasure: a Guide to the 20th Century's Most Enjoyable Books by John Carey (2000)
A Reader's Delight by Noel Perrin (1988) I am reading this now and it truly is a delight. Beautiful little essays about obscure books you've never heard of and will immediately want to read.
Assorted Prose by John Updike (1965) Essays
A Book of Mediterranean Food by Elizabeth David (1958) David's first cookbook, written during the period of austerity in Great Britain after World War II, and meant to be a sort of consolation and vicarious thrill, since most of the ingredients were unavailable.
In Pategonia by Brush Chatwin (1977) A classic of travel literature
Come Back, Wherever You are by Lenora Mattingly Weber (1969) The last book in the Beany Malone series.
All Change by Elizabeth Jane Howard (2013) The final book (published much late than the others and shortly before the author's death) in the superb Cazalet series. I had difficulty finding it for some reason and had to order a copy (used, I always buy used) all the way from the UK.
The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams (1907) Henry Adams was the great-grandson of John Adams and this is a memoir of sorts. I am reading this now and I have to admit it's a bit dull.